March 7, 2013 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
- Carrier cancellation heats up sequester fight as cuts take effect (The Hill)
- But what do the cuts mean for me? A sequester FAQ for the rest of us (Slate)
- Goal to cut deficit by $4 trillion in reach (Sacramento Bee)
- Sequester puts more cancer patients at risk of dying, researchers say (Daily Beast)
- Military foreclosure rates raise concerns (U-T San Diego, based on New York Times story)
- DHS freed over 2,000 immigrants since February (Sacramento Bee)
- Military draft registration: Goodbye to the draft board? (Christian Science Monitor)
- Democrats turn to FCC to reveal secret donors behind political ads (The Hill)
- Birds May Use 'Sound Maps' To Navigate Huge Distances (NPR)
- Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez dies (CNN)
- Mexican president warns party over graft: No one is untouchable (Reuters)
- The Holocaust just got more shocking (New York Times)
- Afghan Government Bans Some American Forces For Links To Killings And Torture (NPR)
- In Depressed Spain, ATMs That Dispense Free Cash (NPR)
- Assad forces take Aleppo village, reopening supply line (Reuters)
- Volcanic eruptions might lessen greenhouse effects (CS Monitor)
- MIT Invents A Machine That Can Look At Batman's Face And See His Heart Beating (NPR – fascinating video)
- Doctors report first cure of HIV in a child (USA Today)
- New drug doubles risk of pancreatitis (Ivanhoe Newswire)
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September 19, 2012 (Columbia, Mo.) – The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can contain dozens of different mutations, called polymorphisms. In a recent study an international team of researchers, including MU scientists, found that one of those mutations, called 172K, made certain forms of the virus more susceptible to treatment. Soon, doctors will be able to use this knowledge to improve the drug regimen they prescribe to HIV-infected individuals.
June 14, 2011 (Valley Center) -- The Key Creek Lavender Farm will be holding a Forage Dinner on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. This unique, five course dinner will serve local, organic vegetables grown at Morning Star Ranch, as well as fresh produce from other local organic farmers.